WELCOME TO THE LONDON CHAPTER OF THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION FOR VR AND AR

The UK has the second largest video gaming industry in Europe, the fifth largest in the world, and is responsible for the release of some famous games including the Tomb Raider series. The U.K. also has a broad-minded attitude to job employment: university graduates are not tied to jobs relating to their degree programme and complete career changes are not unusual, creating an atmosphere of openness, exploration and flexibility. Together, this has all helped build interest in and experimentation with emerging technologies like VR/AR.

WHY JOIN VRARA LONDON?

NETWORK

Connect and build strong relationships with key players in the VR/AR ecosystem through VRARA or partner-hosted events.

COLLABORATE 

Work with innovators in the VR/AR ecosystem across all verticals, from original content creators to innovative hardware companies.

RESEARCH

Gain unlimited, exclusive access to VRARA research and publications, or, when applicable, receive discounts to third-party reports. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

See all events here

NEWS

FEATURED MEMBERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

As a VRARA Member, you get discounts to the following:

THE TEAM

We are seeking staff and thought-leaders to join our Chapter. Email london@thevrara.com if you’re interested!

Chapter President David Ripert london@thevrara.com

David is CEO & Co-Founder of Poplar, a platform that empowers the World to easily create AR experiences. Poplar activates a new generation of global AR creators and provides collaborative tools that make AR affordable and quick. For 6 years, David oversaw the EMEA arm of Google’s global YouTube division dedicated to working with creators, media companies and brands, identifying new and rising talent, driving innovation and building creator spaces for them to collaborate, learn and grow. He was previously VP of content at Dailymotion for 4 years in New York and Paris, after some years at Netflix in Los Angeles, where he started his career in film and TV 17 years ago. David is a board member of Save the Children and Sadler’s Wells in London. He is a judge at the Webby Awards, a Founder's Network Member of Tech Nation and the French Tech.

Chapter VP of Marketing Tom Pascoe londonmarketing@thevrara.com

Tom Pascoe is the Global Marketing Director of HoloMe. HoloMe are an online self-serve platform enabling users to easily put real humans into augmented reality by offering a lightweight, scalable solution, using just standardised equipment. Tom takes a keen interest in all things tech, and is excited about unlocking the current and future potential of AR.

Alex Anpilogov

Alex is the Director of AR/VR at Facebook and is a leading social augmented reality designer (as @wrudrow on Instagram) with over a billion content views and numerous collaborations with internet celebrities. At Facebook's AR/VR team, Alex is designing the future of work. He started his career designing immersive audiovisual shows with a pioneering projection mapping studio Darkroom and now-defunct ML Studio which designed visuals for acts like The Chemical Brothers and Metallica. He has extensive experience as a digital consultant and production lead across the product lifecycle - from service design and strategy to day-to-day operations. He has worked internationally across various verticals - i.e. automotive, consumer electronics, retail, SaaS, digital advertising, etc. He's launched small businesses, developed new propositions and built products from scratch.